Sunday 21 March 2010

Re basing pt2

Well the rebasing has ground to a halt as awaitng some more of the renedra bases in the post. So far I have done 4 legions,with another 2 legions on new bases and gooing hrough the flocking process. Must admit impressed with the renedra bases much prefer them to the GW ones that I have used in the past. Included in the order is also some bases for starting on the cavlry, still haven't decided on how to base the 2 bolt throwers and stone thrower.

Tuesday 16 March 2010


Is this the curse for all wargamers. Always promised myself I would never do it, but.....As I've got a large Fall of the West WAB game coming up in April I made the brave decision to re base the army as the current bases looked a little shabby and no longer to my taste.
To do
9 legions @ 24 figures each
3 units archers @ 10 figures each
2 units light horse @ 7 figures each
3 units Cavalry @ 10 figures each
1 unit Cataphract @ 12 figures
2 bolt throwers and 1 stone thrower
that's approx 280 figures....gulp and this does not include the 55 Huns, 120 Germanic foot and 30 Germanic horse....What have I started

Sunday 14 March 2010


Just added a new link to the South East Northumberland Wargames Club, which I have just set up. I'll be using it to post updates from club games and use this blog to concentrate on my own interests

Friday 12 March 2010

Battle of Sheepwash Bridge

After their defeat at Stotts farm, the Bishop of Newcastle has linked up with a company of Scots Nationalists and has begun fortifying the bridge at Sheepwash. These developments alerted the Local regular armed forces in garrison who quickly dispatched a company of regulars supported by a platoon of militia to force a crossing of the River Wansbeck

The Bishop of Newcastle and Entourage

Overview of the Battlefield

Royalists advance on the Bridge

Anglican League and Scots defend the Bridge

Anglican league sortie across a footbridge and deliver a devastating volley into the unsuspecting regulars.

The royalist attack eventually ground to a halt after sustaining heavy casualties amongst both the regulars and militia. Unconfirmed reports claim only light casualties for the Anglican league and Scots. Following this reversal the Royalist now find themselves on the receiving end of an auditious attack by the League and Scots on the town of Bedlington as they try to cease the 2 coal mines. It is also widely believed that Lord Clifford and elements of the Border Horse have thrown in their lot with the League.